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A chance to hear a 21 year old Julie Andrews in full throng ...

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Something some hereabouts might find amusing --- Rogers and Hammerstein only ever wrote one musical expressly for television and that was Cinderella and it was broadcast live on (US)  television in 1957.  It was released again by the Rogers and Hammerstein Library last night in a stream with its original star, a 21 year old Julie Andrews replete with the full throng of her vocal capacity in tow.  In fact she was still playing Eliza Doolittle on Broadway in the original production of My Fair Lady at the time – that show having only opened the year before – and yet to come to London (which it did on 30th April 1958).  Enjoy.  
 

 

 

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Sounds tempting! But unfortunately it says 'This video is private'. 

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Sorry you missed it, Bridem.  It must have only been up for a couple of days.  Certainly it was live early on Saturday morning when I saw it.  Found it quite delightful and Andrews was really quite spectacular with the purity of that wide octave range delivered so freely.  

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6 hours ago, bridiem said:

Sounds tempting! But unfortunately it says 'This video is private'. 

That's a shame.  I started to watch this but didn't have the time and decided to leave it until later.  Too late!

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Dear Bridem and Anne (and anyone else remotely interested),

 

IT'S NEVER TOO LATE ... well, at least NOT on this occasion. 

 

Here is a copy with Dame Julie introducing it herself.  (The only advantage of the R&H Library version is it had gloriously enhanced sound.  Still this is in no way a poor substitute.  Their's didn't have the into ;) )   This - as it happens - is from something called 'The Julie Andrews Archive'.  The link is here.  Enjoy.  

 

 

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Thank you SO much, Bruce! This is brilliant - both witty and moving, and the music is wonderful and Julie Andrews is terrific! A real gem.

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